Release Notes 1.4

Released September 27, 2012

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, Pinta is now at v1.4!

New Features / Improvements

  • Magic Wand tool selection modes (Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersect).
  • Layer blend modes.
  • Reduced memory usage in the Open Images Pad (over 100mb in some cases).
  • Significantly reduced memory usage for history (only the difference between the two images is stored)
  • Copy/Paste support for the text tool.
  • Improved rendering performance.
  • The colour picker tool now supports different sampling sizes, and sampling from a single layer or the entire image.
  • Improved support for special characters and alternate input methods in the text tool.
  • Added a Copy Merged command to copy the flattened image/selection to the clipboard, instead of just the current layer.
  • Added a drop shadow to the canvas.
  • Improved support for extensions:
  • Extensions can be initialized/uninitialized properly, including removing any tools/effects that were registered.
  • Downloads from remote repositories are now enabled.

Fixed Bugs

  • 999571 - New image flattening functionality breaks saving functionality.

  • 956195 - Many effects do not work with Gtk# 2.12.11.

  • 696293 - Clicking text tool can crash OSX. (fixed in Mono 2.11.4)

  • 984573 - New layer with Text object does not put text on this new layer.

  • 987641 - Opening TGA files created by Pinta does not work on Linux.

  • 995767 - Using 'cut' in text object does not delete text.

  • 996490 - Two undo actions required to fully undo after pasting an image.

  • 998629 - Crashes when using copy/paste in Pinta.

  • 1001536 - Exception in Text Tool when attempting to select beyond end of string.

  • 1006753 - Exception when saving ORA file on Mac.

  • 1008439 - Disabling the "Default Tools" extension crashes Pinta.

  • 1036041 - Undo using CTRL+Z not working if this is the first action in new image.

  • 1036485 - Undo is broken for cropping or resizing the canvas (regression).

  • 1048137 - Crash when disposing the ResizeHistoryItem (regression).

  • 602651 - Inverting colors overwrites transparency with white pixels.

  • 606240 - Move pixels tool corrupted by scrolling.

  • 724982 - After pasting from clipboard in a image, pasted selection dissapears.

  • 776328 - Chinese characters can not be typed in Text tool.

  • 891556 - Incorrect behavior of Undo command when editing text.

  • 911398 - Can not change input method in Text tool for non-English language.

  • 932924 - /usr/bin/pinta has wrong path in it for some Linux x86_64 systems.

  • 983709 - Undo using Text object displays letter z in text instead of undoing.

  • 999914 - Can't enter the '<' character using text tool.

  • 1015345 - Drawing near the right or bottom edges sometimes causes the border to disappear.

  • 1021426 - Broken licence headers in some files.

  • 582114 - Layer opacity isn't blended with transparent background.

  • 696417 - Copy and paste does not work for Text object.

  • 859082 - Diacritics not working in text tool.

  • 868310 - Drag and drop a picture from Desktop to launcher doesn't open the picture.

  • 988278 - Dialog "Could not open file" inconsistent with other Pinta dialogs.

  • 992052 - The todo.txt file includes a broken link.

  • 992680 - Ruler units option not displayed after Pinta restarts.

  • 992839 - The order of tools windows is not optimal.

  • 993741 - Large file/layer names don't fit into window.

  • 999552 - Three small inconsistencies in Help | About window.

  • 1008557 - Shortcuts for Auto Level and Black and White adjustments are broken.

  • 1035812 - When no image is available some options are not grayed out.

  • 1048502 - Escaping window if file type is not recognized.

  • 732035 - Compose key doesn't work on text input.

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What's To Come

Please continue to utilize the Pinta UserVoice site to request new features. Your requests are what shape Pinta into a more user friendly and more capable application.

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Contributors For This Release

The following people directly contributed to this version of Pinta. Apologies for missing others:

Adolfo Jayme Barrientos, Akshara Proddatoori, Andrew Davis, Balló György, Cameron White, John Burak, Jonathan Pobst, Olivier Dufour, and Robert Nordan

Thanks to everyone who contributed translations, filed bugs, made packages, and everything else. Together we can make Pinta a premier application.

Contributors To Past Releases

Aaron Bockover, Adam Doppelt, Adolfo Jayme Barrientos, Anirudh Sanjeev, Cameron White, Ciprian Mustiata, Felix Schmutz, Greg Lowe, Hanh Pham, James Gifford, Jean-Michel Bea, Joe Hillenbrand, Jon Rimmer, Jonathan Pobst, Juergen Obernolte, Khairuddin Ni'am, Krzysztof Marecki, Maia Kozheva, Manish Sinha, Marco Rolappe, Martin Geier, Mathias Fussenegger, Mikhail Makarov, Obinou Conseil, Olivier Dufour, Richard Cohn, and Robert Nordan